This is by far the largest quilt I’ve ever made (120″ square). I was so nervous when it came to quilting this on my home machine, but it turned out to be much easier than I had expected. I used my neighbors’ clothesline for the picture, but I could still only get about half of it in the picture.
This quilt is the first one I’ve given as a wedding gift, and it’s for my youngest brother-in-law and his fiance. I had asked my BIL what colors were going to be in their bedroom, and not suprisingly, he didn’t have much of a clue, so I gleaned what info I could from the registry (gray and black) and decided to make it scrappy and bright and trim it out with gray and black. He said her favorite colors are pink and purple, so I leaned heavily toward those, and I personally ended up loving how bright and cheerful all the different fabrics made the quilt.
I started out intending to do a sparkle punch quilt but decided that design required way too many wonky stars for a quilt this large. I had never made wonky stars before this, and they take a lot longer than I would have thought. This is mainly because of all the trimming required along the way. Once I had made a few stars, I changed my design, lol. I did still offset the stars a bit, though, and this design cut the stars required down by about half, which was much more manageable.
I really had no idea what type of pattern the bride would like best, but she likes modern, and I think she’s edgier and would like a wonky look better than traditional designs and fabrics. I hope I came up with a good match for her.
I gave the quilt at a wedding shower, and I really think she loved it. Afterward, my BIL called me to say how much they loved it, and it almost made me cry, although that could also be the pregnancy hormones– I’m such a softie lately, but he’s such a sweetie!
Anyhow, I’m hoping that by going with all different colors, this will be something they can use over the years despite their bedroom colors inevitably changing. Although this was a major feat for me– quilting the largest quilt I’ve ever made while battling some serious morning sickness– I would do it all over again now that I know how much they like it.